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  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    11 January 2023 at 3:26pm

  • Date listed

    3 October 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

NET Leadership Pay Scale L8 – L12 (£52,659 - £58,105)

Assistant Principal job summary

Northern Education Trust Kearsley Academy is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal

Contract Type: Permanent Salary Range: L8 – L12 (£52,659 - £58,105) Working Type: Full Time

Base: Kearsley Academy, Springfield Road, Kearsley, Bolton BL4 8HY

Start Date: January 2023

Please note: the post holder will be engaging in regulated activity, working mainly or wholly with children. This position is exempt from the rehabilitation of offender’s act 1974. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Northern Education Trust (NET) is a charitable education Trust with a good track record for school improvement. The Trust sponsors 22 academies; 12 secondary and 10 primaries across the North of England in eleven Local Authority regions.

Our Assistant Principal will be responsible for supporting the Senior Leadership Team of the Academy, providing proactive support to the Principal/Vice Principals/Academy Councils to ensure that the Leadership and Management of the Academy operates at the most effective level possible. More information about the role is included in the job description and person specification.

Kearsley Academy is part of Northern Education Trust, a nationally recognised and trusted academy sponsor with vast experience of school improvement, and specialised experience in all aspects of education. Trustees are committed to working with local authorities, other agencies and industry to improve the lives and life chances of young people. We want to give our students the opportunity to be economically self-reliant and have the ability to choose their own pathways to success.

We are a rapidly growing school, with a genuinely inspirational and aspirational culture and in recent years we have won numerous local and national awards:

  • Top twenty Most Improved School Nationally (2017-2018 and 2018-2019)
  • Bolton Secondary School of the Year Award (2019)
  • Bolton Secondary School Student of the Year Award (2019)
  • National Award Winners: Outstanding Progress (Secondary) Award (2020-2021)
  • Featured on BBC National News for our view on GCSE announcement (2020-2021)
  • Rated GOOD by Ofsted March 2022

We can offer you an excellent opportunity for career progression both within the Academy and the Trust as well as a supportive professional environment with an ambitious leadership team and a clear vision for the Academy.

In order to apply for this position, please visit: https://northerneducation.octo-firstclass.co.uk/candidates/account/login/141438?aisId=12&rmId=3350&src=3

For more information, please contact m.field@northerneducationtrust.org

Please note that we do not accept CV’s - applicants must submit a Northern Education Trust application form.

Closing date: 10th October 2022

Due to the nature of the role, should suitable candidates apply, we reserve the right to recruit and close for further applications.

Interviews: 13th October 2022

The Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts are subject to enhanced disclose and barring service checks. We expect all adults to share our commitment to safeguarding and the health and wellbeing of our pupils.

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About Kearsley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
730 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Kearsley Academy has made significant improvements since joining Northern Education Trust (NET) in 2010. This is borne out by year on year improved results and builds upon the strengths identified in the inspection in February 2019. Outcomes in years 7 to 11 have seen rapid and sustained improvement – the Academy has been named as the 16th most improved school nationally over the years 2017 – 2019 for the dramatic rise in outcomes in English and mathematics 4+, and has recently obtained a GOOD Ofsted rating. There is an unrelenting focus and drive on improving outcomes. The Academy’s vision of being ‘Outcomes focused, child centred’ is fully integrated into all aspects of Academy Life.

Arranging a visit to Kearsley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email m.field@northerneducationtrust.org.

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